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Dallas Zoo Gorilla Dies After Medical Procedure

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'Timbo' the gorilla at the Dallas Zoo. (credit: Dallas Zoological Society/Cathy Burkey)

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Zoo says a 49-year-old gorilla named Timbo has died after failing to awaken from anesthesia.

The zoo said Wednesday that Timbo died Tuesday after undergoing dental work and a follow-up to 2009 cataract surgery.

John Fried, who supervises gorilla keepers at the zoo, says Timbo was “a beautiful soul” who loved to watch visitors, especially children and babies.

She was the oldest of the zoo’s great apes. The Dallas Zoo now has three gorillas: 9-year-old Juba, 8-year-old B’wenzi, and 20-year-old Patrick.

The zoo says gorillas rarely live past 50.

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